After suffering an apparent knee injury and watching his role deemphasized in Thursday night's game, Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman now claims he's feeling fine.
Just talked to him. He said he’s OK. https://t.co/fPR62Pjnr0— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 7, 2018
Falcons fans are probably still fuming over Atlanta's offensive woes, but this is very encouraging news nonetheless. Freeman is one of the Falcons cornerstones due to his speed, pass-catching abilities and power. The last thing they needed was a serious injury to an important player.
The injury happened near the end of the game, as Atlanta was driving for a potential game-winning score. He was shown limping off the field and had to be replaced by teammate Tevin Coleman on all plays. From Freeman's body language, it didn't appear to be a serious injury.
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn also didn't mention it in his postgame press conference, so all indications would be it's nothing that Falcons fans should be worried about.
He only carried the ball six times for 36 yards against Philadelphia, as the Eagles dominant defensive line left him no room to run.
Freeman, along with the rest of Atlanta's offense, will be looking to bounce back next week against the Carolina Panthers.